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Jalen Green

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup MVP.
  • Gold Medals: 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.
  • Named to the 2019 USA Men's U19 World Cup Team on June 20.
  • As a member of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team, led the USA in scoring with 15.7 ppg. and was named tournament MVP despite coming off of the U.S. bench to help the USA to a gold medal and 7-0 record from June 30-July 8 in Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • As a member of the 2017 USA Men’s U16 National Team, helped the USA to a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Participated in the 2016 and 2017 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October Minicamp.

High School Honors

  • 2019 All-USA Today California Boys Basketball Player of the Year. 
  • 2018 MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year.
  • 2017 MaxPreps Freshman All-American second team.
  • 2017 California Interscholastic Federation Central Section Rookie of the Year. 

High School Notes

  • As a junior in 2018-19, averaged 33 ppg., 8 rpg. and 5 apg.
  • In three seasons at San Joaquin Memorial, Green broke the school career points record previously held by Roscoe Pondexter who totaled 2,288 points from 1968-71. Green finished the 2018-19 season with 2,291 points.
  • Helped lead his team to a second consecutive Division II Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Basketball Championship in 2019.
  • As a sophomore in 2017-18, started in all 32 games and averaged 27.9 ppg., 7.7 rpg., 2.8 apg. and 1.6 spg. to help his team to a 25-7 record and the state tournament quarterfinals.
  • As a freshman in 2016-17, started in all 33 games and averaged 18.1 ppg., 9.0 rpg., 3.2 apg. and 2.0 spg. to help his team to a 26-7 record, the CMAC League championship and the state tournament quarterfinals.
  • Competes in the summer for EBO 2.0, also has played for The Truth in the Nike EYBL. 

Personal Notes

  • Son of Bree Purganan and Marcus Green.
  • Has two sisters, Raquel Purganan and Jurnee Tyra.
  • Born in Merced, California, currently resides in Fresno, California.

The Scoop

  • Twitter: @JalenRomande
  • Instagram: @jalen
  • Dominant hand: Right.
  • First played basketball: at age 11. “I just found it fun to play.”
  • Enjoys: Hanging with friends and dancing.
  • Top movies: Titanic, High School Musical, Spider Man and The Avengers.
  • Favorite player: Kevin Durant, because, “he is a walking bucket.”
  • Favorite class: Psychology, because, “I can learn the depths of the mind.”
  • Most played song: Yes Indeed by Lil Baby and Drake.
  • Favorite pregame meal or snack: purple bag of Skittles.
  • Inspired by: His family.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018 U17 7/0 132/18.9 40-78 .513 15-44 .341 15-25 .600 16/2.3 110/15.7 12 6 2 10
2017 U16
5/0 83/16.6 17-31 .548 5-15 .333 10-19 .526 10/2.0 49/9.8 3 2 1 5
Totals 12/0 215/17.9 57-109 .523 20-59 .339 25-44 .568 26/2.2 159/13.3 15 8 3 15

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